Producer - Freelance

| Bronx, NY, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 47,040-77,280 Annually
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News 12 is our award-winning, hyper local news station covering communities throughout Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Connecticut and New Jersey. News 12 New York is our National streaming service for regional news, weather and News 12 originals.
If you're committed to delivering high quality news and storytelling with a hyper local lens, we have positions available for both on and off-air talent with opportunities for development and growth.
Job Summary
News 12 is looking for a creative, driven, and experienced Producer to assist in the broadcast of live daily news programming. The candidate will have experience working in live news with expertise in writing scripts and working within show rundowns. Knowledge of general news, business news, technology innovations, and cultural news is necessary.
The candidate must also be able to conduct guest research, pre-interview guests, and put together smart and informative segments for air. You need to be able to work in a high-pressure environment and produce under tight deadlines. The successful candidate must be a self-starter and independent worker. At the same time, you must be adaptable and flexible, a team player who is able to mix easily and work effectively in our small and highly collaborative team. You are expected to be in the office during your shift each day. This is a temp role with the possibility of going permanent.
Responsibilities

  • Organize strong, compelling, audience-driven segments
  • Write teases, segment intros, news readers, and guest segments.
  • Recognize stories with high potential for provocative, compelling television.
  • Be able to develop story ideas, research, and plan segments.
  • Attend all editorial meetings for your individual show + larger editorial meetings throughout the week
  • Write scripts for live programming, conduct pre-interviews for guest segments
  • Build show graphics and elements in rundown software
  • Must always be ready to break in and assist with the latest news or developing stories.
  • Must possess a strong collaborative spirit and understand the vision and creativity necessary to handle a newscast
  • Be creative in new ways to produce and deliver content to viewers
  • Conduct pre-show checks for your segments in ensure any errors are corrected before going live
  • Work on special projects or series as needed for your show
  • Coordinate with multiple different departments to meet deliverable deadlines and expectations


Qualifications

  • Experience in live production
  • 3+ years of live broadcast and control room experience.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong grammar, copy editing and communication skills.
  • Familiarity with ENPS or similar rundown program.
  • Working knowledge of production and post-production techniques.
  • Familiarity with SEO, RSS, Twitter, Facebook and other social media.
  • Organizational skills and ability to work under tight deadlines.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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This position is identified as being performed in/or reporting to company operations in New York State. Salary ranges are supplied in compliance with New York State law. Pay is competitive and based on a number of job-related factors, including skills and experience. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in the posted location is $47,040.00 - $77,280.00 / year. The rate/range provided herein is the anticipated pay at the time of hire, and does not reflect future job opportunity.
Nearest Major Market: Bronx
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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What are News 12 Perks + Benefits

News 12 Benefits Overview

Medical, Dental, Vision and more
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
401K with company match
Product benefits (within company footprint)
Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, Legal support, and more

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

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